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Aug 6, 2013 11:00am PDT
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, former president george w. bush is resting in texas hospital after having unplanned surgery to open a blocked artery to his heart. abc7 news reporter joins us to discuss it. >> former president bush had the surgery this morning two re-open the artery using that is called a stent, a wire tube inserted in the blockage and inflated by a balloon to re-open the passage. the block average was discovered during a test during a routine physical yesterday. "good morning america" has their medical editor explain it. >> it allows blood to glow influence the area that was obstructed. sometimes those will close off again. during the period that tube is open, it allows blood and oxygen to get to the heart muscle. >> the president did not show symptoms and will be out of the hospital tomorrow and back do his normal schedule on thursday. ironically he was one of the most physically active presidents, avid runner and bicyclist and hosts an annual 100 kilometer bicycle ride for wounded troops. former presidents get goo
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
abc 7 news. >> heather, thank you. now thousands of bart riders caught in the milleddel of the labor zpu. a labor rally is just getting underway. nick you smoke spoek to some riders today. >> i'm going to tell you i've heard people who are already ready to put workers up on that proverbial cross. 100 workers representing various unions, here for a rally. at 6:00 they're going to march down to the bart headquarters. i tell you theme was frustration it couldn't have been more clear they do not want another strike. >> pension is a big problem, right? >> well, it appears to be. bart workers gearing up to put brakes on service and riders not happy about it. >> i found bout that this morning and it was challenging. >> commuters say getting around is hard enough. >> this is hard times. we're hurting. and so this service is needed desperately. >> commuters are directing anger at bart and workers. >> i imagine at sometime people working on bart will accept minute pal. >> pay part of the pension and health care, everybody else does. >> still others believe a hard line approach would seal in th
ABC
Aug 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> we have wasted a lost time in the last 30 days. we have -- we should be in a situation where we have an agreement. we don't. >> union negotiator spells out the situation to the bart board. workers are preparing to strike. bart riders are trying to prepare for commute chaos. good morning, i am eric thomas. >> we have coverage of the bart threat. matt kellerer is in san francisco where the mayor and the governor's top gunner monitoring the situation. >> we start with abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield in oakland with the latest on the negotiations. >> bart's chief negotiator is inside behind closed doors with the boards -- boards of directors and is asking for a status report to hear from both sides. >> we should be in a situation where we are close to an agreement. i wish i could say we are. i don't think we are. >> the status of negotiations straight from a union negotiator to the bart board. the board will get a briefing from bart management in closed session but the public comment session was full of union lea
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news is from east san jose, a massive police search for a gunman who tried to problem a check cashing business. we were overhead where you can see dozens of police cars. >> a large door do door search is underway for the suspect for several hours. moments ago a major break. abc7 news matt kellerer joins us. matt? >> five minutes ago it was confirmed that a suspect was captured inside this neighborhood. you can see police officers are coming out from the neighborhood. police say people are now free to leave their home. a man confronted an employee in the check-cashing store and demand crash. he fired shots from a hand gun before running north in the neighborhood the no one was hurt. police arrived and blocked off the area not letting anyone in or out. police say the armed robber was seen jumping fences. neighbors witnesses officers and s.w.a.t. team members with guns drawn. the big concern is the missing handgun. they are now searching for that. police believe that there is no second suspect. they have the only
ABC
Aug 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>>> now on abc7 news at 5. still talking as the b.a.r.t. deadline approaches. >> and we learn more about a credible terrorism threat. the places are where you could e extra security. >> and a man who ran down people on a so-california boardwalk. abc7 news begins right now. >> the tone of the talk depends on which side you're asking as negotiations good down to the wire in an effort to avoid another b.a.r.t. strike. good evening, i'm ama daetz. this could be the last day we see b.a.r.t. trains running for a while, with a deadline just seven hours away. if no labor agreement is reached b.a.r.t. workers will walk monday morning. we have been monitoring the negotiations in oakland. here's the latest. reporter: bottom line is, no settlement yet, and that midnight deadlines closing in fast. both sides are still talking here at the caltrans building you can see some members of the atu taking a break. tonight it's a last-ditch effort to avoid a b.a.r.t. strike. >> with the deadline clock ticking both sides were back the bargaining table sunday morning to try and aindividual a b.a.r.t. stri
ABC
Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
sparks. all of that under investigation. vic lee abc 7 news. >> what a mess it was, vic, thank you. >> let's check on how traffic is moving right now. in the traffic center we have the latest for us. >> it's looking better very to say. thinks moving as we take to it our maps right now i want to show you what the drive is looking like. it's looking red. however, back towards the maze you can see folks starting to breathe a sigh of relief. you can see traffic is now starting to open wide up so before just gridlock. stack cars, and we're still going to be at about a 45 minute drive into san francisco. so it's not as good as people like it to be but better than earlier today. let's go back to our maps if we can. it's now cleared northbound along highway 856789 all lanes reopened. use 2:30. back to you. >> thank you. we want to show you that scene now. on highway 85 in cupertino. all lanes closed. one car flipped over. one person taken to the hospital zchp has been letting cars go by slowly when they continue to clear deeb brie here. >> at least bart was running today a strike would hav
ABC
Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm PDT
will have more information later on in this newscast. reporting live in oakland, abc7 news. >> governor jerry brown tweeted about putting the brakes on another bart strike. it said tonight i took action to sopa a bart strike. he said he took action because, quote, the strike will significantly disrupt public transportation services and will endanger the public's health, safety and welfare. the san francisco mayor ed lee is responding to governor brown's action. he said i applaud governor brown for his decisive action so residents will not endure a debilitating strike on monday. a board of inqir vee an official review of events or actions. they named the board for a seven-day inquiry into the contract ties beaut. the -- contract dispute. they allowed the state to intervene if the strike will disrupt transportation and public health. now let's check in with lilian kim who is live in san francisco with a look at what commuters are saying tonight. lilian? >>ama, we were talking to people who planned to wake up extra early in case there was a bart strike. no doubt those people are excited as
KOFY
Jul 31, 2013 9:00pm PDT
for 90 days on all dodge vehicles. >>> this is abc 7 news. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. an arrest tonight in a brutal beating. you may have seen that troubling video that shows a woman being kicked right in the face after robbers snatched her purse on the streets of san francisco. we have to warn you. it is very graphic if you haven't seen it. police say this video, watch here the kick, just brutal. led to the capture of a man who attacked her so viciously. abc 7 news reporter vic lee has the story. >> take a good look at the security camera video. the brutal attack, kick in the face that left a female victim unconscious. this after a group of four or five robbers took her purse, then knocked her to the ground. police say, this is 23-year-old christopher porter bailey, the man who cold bloodedly delivered the kick. >> it happened on pride weekend. on that sunday, june 30th, just before 2:00 in the morning. the pride and jubilation that ended. people were leaving the bars and parties. the 28-year-old woman was walking on market near delores when she was robbed. her assailants did n
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
for september 27. abc 7 news is inside of the courtroom now and swril a live report on this verdict coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00. good of the noon sh everybody. >> now, to the emotional testimony in a cleveland courtroom today. >> you deserve live in prison. >> no longer a victim, she's a survivor. a young woman confronts the man who held her and two others captive for more than a decade, michelle knight actually smiled in court as castro left the courtroom. a judge sentences him to a life sentence plus a thousand years in jail. >> before that night, -- knight stepped forward to deliver a tear skfl heart felt statement. for the first time since her rescue a brave michelle knight came face-to-face with a man who held her captive 11 skbreers delivered an emotional statement that included a message to aerial castro. >> i will live on. you will die a little every day. you took 11 years of my life away. i spent 11 years in hell. now, your hell is just beginning. >> castro sat through thesentenn shackles and chained just as he'd done to his victims. as seen in these photos. knight became pregnan
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 1:05am PDT
way with a warning. thanks for watching abc news, tune in tomorrow for "good morning, america." from all of us here at "nightline >>> more frustration tonight at the b.a.r.t. labor talks. they're talking, but so far no deal as we approach a sunday night deadline. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. allen long is outside where the b.a.r.t. and the union has been negotiating. >> reporter: the unions have promised b.a.r.t. passengers 72 hours notice. by the end of tomorrow, we could find out if they plan to strike. meanwhile, we finally caught up with b.a.r.t.'s chief negotiator. >> generally did you think there was movement? >> ask the mediators. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s chief negotiator refused to answer my questions on the progress of the talks. >> he continues to not to want to engage in conversation about what our different interests are and how to resolve those. >> reporter: the union says there's been no significant move on pensions and health care. b.a.r.t. says the current offer would give workers slightly more money. but the union says people will suffer o
KOFY
Jul 31, 2013 11:30pm PDT
paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television >>> more frustration tonight at the b.a.r.t. labor talks. they're talking, but so far no deal as we approach a sunday night deadline. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. allen long is outside where the b.a.r.t. and the union has been negotiating. >> reporter: the unions have promised b.a.r.t. passengers 72 hours notice. by the end of tomorrow, we could find out if they plan to strike. meanwhile, we finally caught up with b.a.r.t.'s chief negotiator. >> generally did you think there was movement? >> ask the mediators. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.'s chief negotiator refused to answer my questions on the progress of the talks. >> he continues to not to want to engage in conversation about what our different interests are and how to resolve those. >> reporter: the union says there's been no significant move on pensions and health care. b.a.r.t. says the current offer would give workers slightly more money. but the union says people will suffer over the contract. >> service workers and the utility workers in their union who
ABC
Jul 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
of an impending strike on monday. in oakland, allen wong, abc 7 news. >> if there is another b.a.r.t. strike, we put together a range of resources for you at abc7news.com. you can also download our traffic app to help you negotiate. >>> new at 11:00, a home destroyed by fire tonight. firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading. it started just been 7:00. firefighters say a child left a candle unattended. flames engulfed the house by the time firefighters arrived. crews had to remove people from the street from a sparking power line as well. >>> we got a look at the bay bridge. forcing officials to delay the opening. abc 7 news reporter heather got a look at the equipment that would repair this major problem. heather? >> reporter: carolyn, out there in the darkness is the new bay bridge just waiting to be lit up, so close to being ready to accept cars on it. out at mare island. the facility where the fix is being made has a long history of submarine making. now its takes it's place in bridge history. inside xkp engineering, 35,000 square foot machine shop, a slab is slowly rolled int
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 1:05am PDT
lunch. thank you for joining us on abc news, tomorrow, an exclusive interview. a shocking case that captivated the country and led to the film "capturing the freedmans." a father and son accused of terrible crimes, new evidence has been presented. but who is telling the truth? as always, we're on line at abc.com. good night. tonight in riverside county where a wildfire continues to burn out of control. it began just after 2:00 this afternoon and it quickly grew to more than 6,000 acres. >> multiple buildings have been destroyed and fiche communities are under a -- five communities are under a mandatory evacuation order. three people have been injured including two firefighters. >> more than 500 crews are currently battling this fire. still no estimate on when containment is expected. but you can see it is devastating near banning. >> i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. >>> our other top story, a young boy just a year old shot and killed in his sleep. >> oakland's police chief is promising to put every resource he has to find who did this. >> alan wang is at oakland police h
ABC
Aug 4, 2013 6:00am PDT
declaring a strike has already affected their business. in san francisco, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> s.f. bay berry will run extra ferries. there will be 13 vessels instead of the typical 8. golden gate transit will have no additional service, but two of its boats will be used by bay ferry. and bart will offer free charter bus service and computer can park in any bart station parking lot with no fee if there is a strike. and san francisco will provide a shuttle service to san francisco. caltrain said it may add some additional service as trains and crew availability permit. >> and for people who are driving, the chp will keep carpool lanes open from five to seven pm rather than closing them during the day. and we will have the latest updates from bay area transit agencies on how they are accommodating extra passengers. we have a list of park-and-ride lots and a look at realtime traffic maps. are you can also follow us on twitter @abc7 news bay area for the latest updates. we hope you will stay with us for developments on the bart strike. joan us for live coverage tomorrow morning
SFGTV
Aug 20, 2013 9:30pm PDT
in san francisco and across the bay area to improve standards for security officers. ~ abc security is a signatory to our agreement and they bid on the contract for security services. they were the lowest responsive bidder. we're concerned based on the bid submitted by abc security that the officers' wage rates currently in place will not be honored and we'd like to call your attention to the fact that our collective bargaining agreement, which again abc is signatory to, guarantees that the wage rates of the security officers will remain in place at the time a union company takes over a contract at an already unionized facility. which again, this district has utilized the union company for 12 years. so, we'd ask that the board take these matters into consideration and thank you for your time. >>> good evening, everyone. my name is jontel washington also seiu service workers west. i want to reemphasize and spell out a bit more some of the points that my colleague carl just made. so, the issue here is that we've been having a back and forth with abc security and we have not gotten any
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> thanks for joining us. >> a check on the forecast. mike, what do you have? >> a lack of cloud cover. partly cloudy to mostly clear. no fog. no mist. no drizzle. off to a good start for the forecast. we will talk about what is going to happen this afternoon. we will see a lot of sunshine. but, still, with the constant sea breeze temperatures are below average. we will be cool of the loan the coast at 58 in san francisco and 63. around the bay from 64 to 76. under land the range is from 73 to 81. warmer weather is coming up in the next forecast. leyla gulen? >> we have a brand new accident on the bay bridge. the cartinez has trouble with a couple of vehicles. it look like the tolls are loading up on the bay bridge. if you are traveling in the westbound direction you will see slow and go traffic. mass transit all run on time as is ace train. no delays out there. here we go at look at san rafael drive coming from santa benicia the headlights are looking light so decent conditions and no crashes or construction out there.
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
website at abc7news.com. this is our yes, yerba buena cam. we go now live to the toll plaza. how did the shutdown go, ama? >> carolyn, it went well. chp wanted the road closed by 7:45 at the latest so the crews could start work at 8:00. it took them a little longer to get it closed, but by all accounts it was a successful closure. chp says there are no incidents to report. this is what a successful road closure on the oakland side of the bay bridge looks like. the chp put it into affect just after 8:00. that brought traffic to a mere trickle. the very last vehicle, this vintage ford, crossed two minutes later. it was declared free of people and cars shortly before 8:30. the big question, who was the driver of the 1930s model a? his name is bob and he called the toll authority earlier this week to see if he and his friends could be the last ones over. bob is the only driver who showed up jie. he got an escort from a couple of cal trans tow trucks. he was moving slow, but even if something goes wrong he was in good hands. >> he said he was actually the last one over when the bridge clo
KOFY
Aug 7, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. great. i'll meet you at cleavages. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television tonight in riverside county where a wildfire continues to burn out of control. it began just after 2:00 this afternoon and it quickly grew to more than 6,000 acres. >> multiple buildings have been destroyed and fiche communities are under a -- five communities are under a mandatory evacuation order. three people have been injured including two firefighters. >> more than 500 crews are currently battling this fire. still no estimate on when containment is expected. but you can see it is devastating near banning. >> i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. >>> our other top story, a young boy just a year old shot and killed in his sleep. >> oakland's police chief is promising to put every resource he has to find who did this. >> alan wang is at oakland police headquarters. alan? >> carolyn, still no arrest tonight. the police chief promised to use every available resource. it is going to be a difficult task because the death of the one-year-old boy and his fathe
SFGTV2
Aug 6, 2013 10:30pm PDT
their names. thanks. >> all right. next, so we invited the head of the abc here tonight. jacob apple smith but he wasn't able to make it. instead we have chrissal brek who is going to make a statement for you guys, if you have questions we are going to open it for q and a. if you have questions please feel free and c'mon up and ask them but keep them brief. >> good afternoon, everyone. and thanks for having us here. he's not able to be here. he's in los angeles today as a special advisor to the governor. i want to thank you folks for having us here today as we plan to be part of the summit in the years to come. we truly recognize the commissions place in this community and within our state. i over see our northern california field operations. you might know mike course on who overseas the office here in sacramento. we are happy to be back on this side of the bay able to serve you folks for your licensing and permitting needs without the inconvenience of having to -- bridge toll. maybe we are going to roll out as early as next year online license renewals. it's a slow process when you are t
ABC
Aug 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
as the judge makes his decision later today, we will bring it to you on air and on line on abc7news.com and twitter at abc7newsbayarea. join us at an earlier time tomorrow morning for updates on your back to work commute. abc7 news anchors, along with the traffic reporter will be on a half-hour earlier than usual at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow on the abc7 morning news. >>> in developing news, two people are dead this morning following a car crash in san jose. it happened just after midnight in the area of chenoweth and snell avenues. authorities say a car with five people inside crashed into a tree. one person was tossed out and died at the scene. three others were taken to the hospital. they are in critical condition this morning. authorities say everyone was between 17 and 19 years old. they believe speed was likely a factor in the collision and are also investigating whether alcohol may have played a role. >>> today authorities hope to reunite a san diego father with his 16-year-old daughter who was kidnapped a week ago. hannah anderson was found safe in idaho yesterday after 40-year-old
ABC
Aug 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
federal and state funds are unavailable. in oakland, abc news. >> the governor has the authority to call a 60-day cooling-off period, but he has not received a request from either bart or the union. >>> carpooling could be the key to reducing traffic congestion if there is a strike. officials expect 10% more traffic this time compared to the first strike last month. many commuters are expected to turn to ride sharing apps to find rides. during the last strike the sidecar, uber and lift found a 50% increase in drivers and riders. the ride sharing app carma is offering cash back for those who sign up. another option is ferries, the sfa ferry will run extra ferries. there will be 13 vessels system-wide instead of the normal eight. golden gate transit will not have additional service but two of its boats will be used by bay ferry. other public transit agencies are gearing up for the possibility of a bart strike. sam tran said it would provide a shuttle service from daly city and como bart station to san francisco. cal trains may add additional service as it is permitted. ac transit plans to
ABC
Aug 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
has already affected their business. in san francisco, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> sf bay berry will run extra ferries. there will be 13 vessels instead of the typical 8. golden gate transit will have no additional service but two of its boats will be used by bay ferry. and bart will offer free charter bus service and you can park in their parking lots with no fee if there is a strike. and san francisco will provide a shuttle service to san francisco. caltrain said it may add some additional service as trains and crew permit ability permit. >> and for people who are driving, the chp will keep carpool lanes open from five to seven pm rather than closing them during the day. and we will have the latest updates from bay area transit agencies on how they are accommodating extra passengers. a list of park and ride lots and a look at realtime traffic maps. you can also follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area for breaking news updates. stay with abc7 news for the very latest developments on that bart strike. join us for live coverage tomorrow morning starting at 4 9:00 with abc7 new
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 2:00am PDT
be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast coming up in a little bit. >> there are more than a dozen fires burning right now in northern california. as leigh mentioned with the red flag warning and thunderstorms, firefighters are bracing for more th
ABC
Aug 5, 2013 11:00am PDT
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> a look at lanes of westbound interstate 80 still closed after a big rig caught fire in san francisco just off the bay bridge with the bart strike averted commuters thought the morning would be easy but it was a traffic nightmare. more on the fire and the blackup in a moment the. >> first, we have team coverage of bart labor talks and the strike that didn't happen. abc7 news has commuter reaction. we start with cornell in oakland on negotiations. cornell? >> bart trains are rolling on now after the governor stepped in to stop a strike. both sides are preparing to give testimony to a board investigating the stalled negotiations. trains are stale rolling after the governor stepped this to block a strike hours before sunday's midnight deadline which was made by bart management after an agreement could not be reached. the move angered union members. >> there is no reason why we had to continue this drama, continue this stress on the public and on the workforce. >> the public board is an official review of events or ac
ABC
Aug 7, 2013 11:00pm PDT
been shot and killed in this city, two within a month's time. in oakland, alan alan wang, abc7 news. >>> and developing news out of oakland as well where friends and family of a missing woman fear foul play may be involved in her disappearance. 50-year-old sandra coke disappeared on sunday evening after leaving her home to meet with someone who promised to give her information about her stolen dog. her family, friends and co-workers posted fliers in the neighborhood. some think her disappearance may be linked to the dog. she was offering a $1,000 reward for the pet's return. friends think the lure of money may have lead to something sin sister. sinister. >> she has a lot of friends in the neighborhood. this is something very strange. it is something very strange. i know it. >> now there is also a theory that sandra's disappearance may have something to do with her recent internet dating. oakland police searched her home and looked at her computer for clues. >>> police in vallejo are warning people about who they let in their homes. two men posing at pg&e workers committed a home inv
KOFY
Aug 25, 2013 7:00pm PDT
>>> next on abc 7 news at 60, a look at what's keeping firefighters from gaining control over a destructi wildfire at yosemite. >>> two children are shot and rushed to the hospital. >>> and a look at the surveillance video that police in the sou bay hope can help them catch a killer. abc 7 news at 6:00 startsnow. >>> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >>> a battle for terrain continues in tuolumne county as the wildfire rages fo its eighth day. i'm ama daetz. the fire is just 7% contained right now. it's burned through nearly 134,000 acres. it has destroyed four hos and a dozen other structures. it's nearly put san francisco's water and electrity supplies in anger. more than 2800 firefighters are having a hard time getting control of the fire because of rough terrain and tall trees which catch fire far abov their reach. the weather is making their effort more difficult. leigh glaser shows us why. it was really a hot day out the on the fire lines and a gusty winds, reported gusts to 35 mes per hour in the higher terrain there. we're giving you a good see
ABC
Aug 12, 2013 6:30pm EDT
they barely escaped. abc's steve o san mommy tells us this may not be over. >> reporter: dozens of families here on their florida vacations were just dozing off sunday night when 100-foot sinkhole started to swallow their villa. with them and their belongings in it. >> i kept hearing the building cracking as i was going back and forth. i could see things falling from the ceiling. i watched the floor split open at the time. >> reporter: authorities and eyewitnesses outside orlando raced to the collapsing buildings, capturing this incredible video and screaming for residents to get out now. >> i know this may happen in florida, but i'm from atlanta. the grund has not been swept from under our feet. >> reporter: it looks like the ground opened up and ate this building. there's a stairwell there leading to nowhere. like a tornado came through and punched a hole in the ground. rusty and her family saw the floors buckling then tried to escape, but the doors were stuck and wouldn't open. a couple with a baby had to break a window to get out. >> we started running out and throwing our s
ABC
Aug 17, 2013 8:00am PDT
>>> live from the kgo broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm katie marzulo. it's 8:00 a.m. on saturday and we want to start with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist leza margin. >> the rest of the day featuring mostly sunny conditions, but we do have some clouds around the coast trying to clear. it will be warm today inland as we take you into san jose this afternoon. numbers very similar to yesterday. into the low to mid-80s there. we're going to be in the upper 70s out around oakland this afternoon. but by 10:00, we are looking at numbers in the mid and upper 60s there. along the coast, we're not going to see full clearing. in fact, the golden gate bridge the past couple of days has been very cloudy. but inland, a return to temperatures above average. now, we're going to introduce the threat of fire danger before the weekend is out and include it for several days next week. i'll have the details in a few minutes. katie? >> lisa, thank you. and we have breaking news. one person is dead and at least four others are injured this morning
ABC
Aug 18, 2013 11:00pm PDT
will soon be moving in. let's head to abc7 news meteorologist leigh glaser for a first check on weather and live doppler 7hd. >> yeah, and we are definitely going to see some big changes weather wise the first part of the workweek. we have a few high and midlevel clouds and some along the coast. but the thundershowers are very close to the bay area. we are picking them up in south leak tahoe. and -- lake tahoe. and check out what has developed south of baker field. very heavy showers and isolated severe thunderstorms. this one right there is getting ready to develop near bakersfield with numerous lightning strikes. folks, get ready for thunderstorms developing and that has definitely prompted a red flag warning beginning tonight through wednesday. that looks like the highest potential for the bay area to see isolated thunderstorms will be monday night and tuesday. we will get to that forecast coming up in a little bit. >> there are more than a dozen fires burning right now in northern california. as leigh mentioned with the red flag warning and thunderstorms, firefighters are bracing fo
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in to see the devastation and this is video you will see only on abc7 news. after more than 90 years it ended like this. the few wool law me camp was burned by the fire. >> about 2:00, 3:00, there was a fire that ran into the berkeley camp. the fire went into the trees and made a remnant of the camp. >> virtually every cabin and camp is gone in a fire that has been impossible to control. >> the fire gets into the trees and it is virtually impossible to stop. the trees here are 100, 150 feet tall. it burns above the ground. >> this is how berkeley camp looked on friday, three days after guests were quickly evacuated. since 1922 generations have adored the get away. they are now wiped out. >> the camp was over overgrown and there was flammables in there and a lot of summer camps and fabrics like that. i imagine they would have their hands full. >> before sunsets spot fires burn near the camp and helicopters made repeated water drops until it became too dark. in sonora, more than a hundred people spent the night at the red cross evacuation center. al and sandy valdez brought their campe
ABC
Aug 3, 2013 5:00am PDT
from somewhere else and right now federal and state funds are unavailable n oakland, serge, abc news. >> the governor has the authority to call a 60-day off period, but he has not received a request electric either bart or the union. >>> carpooling could be the key to reducing traffic congestion if there is a trike. officials expect 10% more traffic this time compared to the first strike last month. many commuters are expected to turn to ride sharing apps to find rides. during the last strike the sidecar uber and lift found a 50% increase in drivers and riders. the ride sharing app carma is offering cash back for those who sign up. another option is ferries, the sfa ferry will run extra ferries. there will be 13 vessels system-wide instead of the normal eight. golden gate transition will not have additional service but two of its boats will be used by bay ferry. other public transit agencies are gearing up for the possibility of a bart strike. sam tran said it would provide a shuttle service from daly city and bart station to san francisco. cal trains may add additional service as it
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
scene fire released a final report confirming what abc 7 news first reported weeks ago. a mechanical problem is to blame for the fire that killed five women. >> sky 7 hd shows first responders may 4th. today, investigators say they determined the suspension system failed. the drive shaft came into the contact with the floor board)$aƱ sparking a fire spreading through the interior. >> some tragedies are crimes, some are not. this one is not. and there will not be any criminal charge autos five women died of smoke inhalation. four survived. they were celebrating because one of them was getting married. >> as you just heard the report cleared everyone involved of criminal negligence for the tragedy. certainly a huge relief to the driver, the target of at least some of the blame by victims' families. >> laura anthony spoke with him this afternoon and joins us now with reaction. laura? >> hi, cheryl this has been a tough three months for the driver. he did interviews early on, including one with abc 7 news but once fingers started pointing towards him he's been mostly quiet on the advice
ABC
Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
and friends spread out hoping to find leads on the woman missing since sunday night. >> abc 7 news reporter vic lee joins with us developments. vic? >> they found her car, cell phones but police have been able to locate her. >> they split up in small groups leafletting areas including the neighbor around her home, her daughter last saw her sunday night when she left the house, saying she'd be back in a half hour. the 50-year-old worked as a death penalty appeals investigator for a federal defender in sacramento. dozens of colleagues came today. her boss didn't think anyone connected to cases would kidnap her. >> in 20 years i've never heard of anyone being targeted for the work they do. >> they canvased the area and in richmond she posted flyers offering a $1,000 reward for the return of her beloved cocker span yil mix. her best friend thinks the disapooper may have something to do with the pet. >> people have called saying i have the dog or have seen the dog. she went to meet them or talk to them. and it was lies. >> some people including her sister, tanya heard someone asked for anyone in
ABC
Aug 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
at warren hall on the csu east bay campus. abc7 news has more on the story. >> reporter: every morning when kirk leaves his house, warren hall is right there. >> when i first moved here was it kind of an eyesore. i've gotten used to it now. the nice gorgeous meadow, beautiful trees, hillside and then -- >> the hall was built along a fault line and deemed the most seismically unsafe building in the cal state system. it's been abandoned for two years. he will have friends over to watch it tom down. >> we will set up the lawn chairs and video cameras. >> quite a few people have been buzzing around the neighborhood look fork the best vantage point. on campus they snapped their last pictures before the sunset on the tower that first opened in 1971. inside crews used jack hammers and blow torches to get ready for it. 450 pounds of ex-lows i was will be used to make the building lean and then collapse on itself. >> we expect it's about a 10 to 12-second event. and it will be go from a 13-story had tower to about a 30-foot high power of debris. >> for those wanting to watch, down the hill is the sa
KOFY
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm PDT
>>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> the power lines, pop out a little bit -- >> landing gear. >> a warning to avoid power lines as an air tanker makes a water drop on the fire near yosemite. a birdseye view of a fire that is very hard to fight. good evening. i'm dan ashley. that fire is raging out of control fare a fifth straight day and it's only getting bigger tonight. at this moment the fire has grown to more than 25 square miles and is only 5% contained. >> fire over there, there's fire here. >> reporter: right in the middle of these two coming together. >> the fire has forced the closure of highway 120 for a four-mile stretch, blocking traffic innd out of yosemite's west side. that net miranda has more from the fire lines tonight. >> i'm concerned about that. it wasn't like that. >> reporter: with winds suddenly so strong kathy bryant and her family don't know what to do. the rim fire near yosemite national park is behaving erratically. residents could be safe one minute but not the next. in fact, heavy gusts pushed 50 to 100-foot flames across an
ABC
Aug 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
yerba buena island camera. it's hard to tell from this distance, right? trust me they're working. abc 7 news is there live near the bay bridge toll plaza. heather? >> i am here at the edge of a sea of fresh asphalt. that is what they're getting ready to do here. caltrans says everything is on schedule but they're concern forward people leaving for the weekend to still plan their return based on that 5:00 a.m. tuesday opening time. oh, the truck going too stop an french us. they're starting to lane stripe here. while the bridge is closed, readying the new span, there is a western span also that is getting a needed dose of maintenance. they took us up there today to take a look. a monument bridge is getting monumental maintenance. with only one lane of active traffic for treasure island residents and plin, workers can accomplish in four days what would take four months. >> that includes bridge paving and replacing lights. that includes drain clearing. that includes paving work we have to do. figure removeal. >> these workers suspended from a tower on a platform with engines clamping down
ABC
Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
francisco. it's awful to watch. abc 7 news joins with us that story that is where this happened. >> first, police wanted to capture this guy. that is a video you said made people so angry, those who knew the suspect. police tell us they provided the leads that resulted in areceipt. abc 7 news learned he was out on grand theft charges when arrested. take a look at the security camera video. the brutal attack, violent kick that left a female victim unconscious. this after a group of four, five robbers took her purse, then knocked her to the ground. police say this is a 23-year-old man who cold bloodedly delivered the kid. >> it happened on pride weekend. june 30th just and people were leaving bars and parties. the 28-year-old walking on market when she was robbed. hear salient dz not know that the attack was captured on camera. police say they were able to identify the are. a 22-year-old and the most violent was still missing. police released a video. those who knew the suspect and leads began to come in. >> any time you can see a robbery like that, it's really, it's disturbing when you see
ABC
Aug 4, 2013 6:00pm PDT
a range of resources for you at abc7.com, including alternative transit options and real-time traffic maps and you can download the exclusive waves traffic app help you navigate the freewayes, follow us on. @abc7newsbayarea for breaking news updates. >> for developing updates-join us tonight at 9:00, and abc7 news at 1178. >> in our other developing story, u.s. embassies across the mid east are being slammed shot shut because of a very active terror threat of al qaeda. they're planning a massive attack somewhere against the u.s. the exact target is unclear. one major worry, explosives surgically implanted inside suicide bombers. homeland security is beefing up prepares at airports and train stations and other travel hubs in the u.s. we're live at sfo. reporter: local authorities are not going into specifics, but the san francisco police department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin from the fbi and the department of home lean security. sfpd says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. they say they have the abilit
KOFY
Aug 2, 2013 11:30pm PDT
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com captions paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television just doing nothing. everybody is trying to find solutions. >> so far there are none as thousands of bay area commuters await for any sign of progress. >> we are a little more than 48 hours before one of the biggest transit systems in the nation could come to a stop. >> here is where we stand now with little more than two days to go until the strike deadline. all three unions and bart have ended talks for the night. >> negotiators give mow indication that a breakthrough was imminent. >> bart general manager says she is optimistic they can reach an agreement by sunday night. >> we have team coverage with the latest tonight. >> reporter: bart's lead negotiator pushed through a gauntlet of reporters and talked while he walked about on going negotiations. >> as long as you continue to meet there is progress. >> reporter: just before 8:00 p.m. the talks ended for the night with a sunday night deadline looming. >> at this time there is no discussion about extending the contract. >> reporter: chri
KOFY
Aug 4, 2013 7:00pm PDT
a man suspected of driving into a crowd of people in venice beach. abc7 news at 6:00 starts right now. >> ama: we are now six hours and counting. another devastating b.a.r.t. strike looms, though talks continue in an attempt to avert the strike. good evening, i'm ama daetz. let's go right to cornell. reporter: there's no settlement yet but there are encouraging signs talks are going well. both sides decided to work through dinner break and have cancelled today's news briefings, this as a midnight strike dead willline closes in. >> thousands of b.a.r.t. riders are holding their breath, waiting to see if monday morning will bring a strike or settlement. >> do not lengthen it and all these people inconvenienced. >> if there's a strike i'll be walking more and staying home more. >> today, both sides were back at the bargaining table to try and avoid a b.a.r.t. strike. b.a.r.t.'s lead negotiator says a settlements possible. >> everybody wants a solution. nobody is saying we're -- we're not saying we're not going to strike. we're not saying we're not going to bargain. everybody wants a solu
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